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Avalanche chords

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Leonard Cohen

[Verse 1]

Am                                 F
Well I stepped into an avalanche,
Am            G             Am
it covered up my soul;
Am                            F
when I am not this hunchback that you see,
Am          G                Am
I sleep beneath the golden hill.
C                                 G
You who wish to conquer pain,
Am                                 F
you must learn, learn to serve me well.

[Verse 2]
(same as verse 1)

You strike my side by accident
as you go down for your gold.
The cripple here that you clothe and feed
is neither starved nor cold;
he does not ask for your company,
not at the centre, the centre of the world.

[Verse 3]
(same as verse 1)

When I am on a pedestal,
you did not raise me there.
Your laws do not compel me
to kneel grotesque and bare.
I myself am the pedestal
for this ugly hump at which you stare.

[Verse 4]
(same as verse 1)

You who wish to conquer pain,
you must learn what makes me kind;
the crumbs of love that you offer me,
they're the crumbs I've left behind.
Your pain is no credential here,
it's just the shadow, shadow of my wound.

[Verse 5]
(same as verse 1)
I have begun to long for you,
I who have no greed;
I have begun to ask for you,
I who have no need.
You say you've gone away from me,
but I can feel you when you breathe.

[Verse 6]
(same as verse 1)
Do not dress in those rags for me,
I know you are not poor;
don't love me quite so fiercely now
when you know that you are not sure,
it is your turn, beloved,
it is your flesh that I wear.

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harunbelial 35 Jun 05, 2016 02:12 AM

it doesn't sound like the original song at all.
the first chord is accurate but the rest is plain wrong.
this is such a beautiful song but with the chords it sounds horrible.

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